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Oh, ACL. How blissful I’m when you’re right here and the way unhappy I’m once you’re over.
What I liked.
The Mood Entice. My first present on Saturday and it was a very good one. They did begin out a bit mellow for my style however then they busted out with music that had me in a dancing/singing frenzy. Additionally, after they performed Candy Disposition I completely felt like I used to be in 500 Days of Summer time as a result of I simply received a really Zooey Deschanel haircut, besides I didn’t have a “Tom”, though what I did have was an superior solo dance occasion that I’m fairly certain made everybody round me jealous. So glad I caught their present.
The kindergarten aged youngsters I noticed utterly ROCKING OUT. It was a very stunning factor to witness.
The Aussie delegation. I really like all of the internationals who come out for ACL however the Aussies are an entire blast. And so pleasant.
The Kiwi delegation. Folks from New Zealand know methods to go BANANAS in one of the best ways. And so pleasant.
The entire tattoo artwork. Severely, some individuals have impressively inventive tats.
Gogol Bordello. I had heard of them however had by no means really heard any of their music. Suffice it to say I used to be a maniac on the impromptu dance floor- and I used to be dancing like I’d by no means danced earlier than.
Matt and Kim. Such a contented shock. They had been utterly new to me and I liked their set. Oh yeah, and I danced lots.
Free shuttle buses. Thanks Capital Metro.
The meals. It was like Haute Pageant Delicacies. And it was scrumptious. And all Austin originals.
Glad Folks. You’re surrounded by 1000’s and 1000’s of actually blissful music-loving individuals. And it’s wonderful.
Tom’s footwear. Mainly everybody at ACL had a pair of those on. It was rad. And consider all of the little ones getting footwear world wide. (Heat and fuzzies)
Shining solar, picnic blanket, Kurt Vonnegut. In between exhibits I’d lay out on my blanket and browse some Kurt V. It simply felt so proper.
That one man in physique glitter who’s both having standing spasms or dancing like there is no such thing as a tomorrow. He makes me blissful.
THE FLAMING LIPS. Severely. Epic epicness. Within the prime 5 of finest exhibits I’ve ever seen at ACL. It’s like, house bubble, streamers, gongs, dancing orange individuals, dancing me, dancing everybody, brilliant colours, stunning night time. EPIC.
M.I.A. The woman places on a stellar present. I went utterly psychological and raved it up in a serious means. She even got here out into the group. Additionally, some man broke open glow-sticks and flung glow-stick juice all over and at first I used to be aggravated after which it seemed so superior that I didn’t care. Though, looking back, somebody might have gotten that of their eye. Approach to consider security glow-stick man.
Scorching guys. Heaps and many scorching guys. But it surely additionally made me think- the place do all of you disguise??! You possibly can’t all be from out of town- a few of you have to stay right here. I must know the place you hang around so I can go there after which not speak to you as a result of I’m afraid.
What I Didn’t Love.
Inappropriate PDAs. Hear- I didn’t come to ACL to observe porn. Please preserve your attractive time to yourselves. That’s what bedrooms, lodge rooms, and backseats are for.
Being Alone. On Saturday I used to be utterly solo and though I had moments of feeling actually empowered, general I used to be simply type of lonely. Sunday I used to be with a bunch of individuals although and that was a blast. Not that I didn’t have an excellent time on Saturday- the music noticed me through- I simply felt rather less pathetic on Sunday.
Excessive Heels. Severely? Who wears 6 inch heels to an outside music competition. Not solely does that make you lame, it additionally makes you harm, as a result of there is no such thing as a means that was snug.
Renaissance Honest apparel. Hey man, I really like a very good Renaissance Honest however that is ACL not Ye Olde Music Fest. Additionally, your costumes are traditionally inaccurate.
Scorching Ladies. Whats up physique points! Good to see you once more. Food plan plan begin.
What I Remorse.
Not seeing DeadMau5. I hate it when ACL schedules two bands I actually need to see on the identical time. Robust decisions need to be made however I actually want I might have been two locations without delay. I heard DeadMau5 was MENTAL. Solely remorse.
Glad Occasions Are Right here Once more!
Fall in Texas brings with it a number of the happiest occasions of the yr.
1. Kerbey Lane Cafe begins serving pumpkin pancakes once more. It’s a holy factor.
2. Austin Metropolis Limits. Considered one of my favourite issues ever. Dwell music, Austin meals, stunning climate (apart from final yr…), it’s only a spectacular weekend. In case you are coming, then welcome! If you happen to aren’t then I promise to really feel sorry for you since you are actually lacking out. This occasion through the years has let me get pleasure from a few of my favourite bands stay and it’s lets me be launched to utterly new bands to like.
3. The tip of humidity.
I added that third one as a result of I really feel like lists must be a minimum of 3 issues. However actually, what I need to speak about is ACL. It’s this weekend and I’m actually excited but in addition nervous. Nervous as a result of that is the primary time within the historical past of me going to ACL that I will likely be going it alone. I often don’t thoughts doing issues alone in any respect however that is one factor I’ve at all times completed with a minimum of 3 different individuals, so this yr will likely be a very new expertise for me. Certain, I’ll most likely meet up with a number of buddies there however principally I will likely be alone (as a result of they’re selecting Muse tomorrow night time and although it was a troublesome resolution I select M.I.A). However the music beckons, you already know? And ACL beckons. And I reply to the decision. Additionally, I feel this will likely be a really liberating ACL for me. Like, I shouldn’t need to miss out on issues I need to do as a result of none of my buddies can be found. I’m a grown lady. I do what I would like. (Image me with an air of astounding independence).
Anway, that’s me. I want to share with you all a few of my favourite bands which can be taking part in this yr and that I feel it is best to get to know in the event you don’t already. Glad Friday, and a really Merry ACL to every person!!!!!!
The Mood Entice
Band of Horses
Austin Metropolis Limits is one in every of my absolute favourite issues. Each fall a ton of gifted musical acts collect to carry out for 3 days in Austin, Texas. It’s magical. That is one thing I’ve been attending for years. It has all the expertise of SXSW with out the pretension and annoying individuals strolling down the center of Congress performing like they don’t know there’s a line of 100 vehicles ready for them to maneuver to allow them to proceed driving. Anyway….I actually love ACL.
I’ve completed one thing horrible although. One thing that ACL won’t ever forgive me for. I’m undecided what it was nevertheless it needed to have been actually actually unhealthy. How do I do know I did one thing actually actually unhealthy? As a result of Austin Metropolis Limits has liked making my musical life unbearably tough for the previous a number of years by scheduling a minimum of two of my favourite acts on the identical time. They’re clearly making an attempt to get again at me for one thing. They need to harm me. They’re succeeding.
This yr it’s M.I.A. and Muse on Saturday night time. Identical time. It hurts to put in writing it. I’ve liked each of those acts for years. After I noticed the line-up for this yr and purchased tickets I by no means thought I must select between them. How can I? I’m so sorry for no matter I did ACL. I actually am. Please, please forgive me. I’m actually down-on-my-knees begging you to reschedule. I must see them each. I would die if I’ve to decide on. I completely will die if I’ve to decide on. I imply, no matter I did to deserve this will’t have been so unhealthy that you’d want for my demise. Proper? Proper!?
Final yr I had to decide on between the Kings of Leon and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. And it actually harm me. Harm me deep. I went with Kings of Leon and so they had been sensible. Past superb however I’ll at all times really feel slightly bit unhappy that I haven’t seen the Yeah Yeah Yeahs stay. I imply, they most likely had an incredible set at ACL. I don’t know. I’ll by no means know. And even when I see them stay some other place, I’ll by no means have seen them stay at ACL. You possibly can most likely hear the violins taking part in within the background of this post- and in addition the thunder-like sound of my coronary heart breaking. You want that type of music ACL? How about tears? You just like the sound of these? As a result of I’m planning on calling you and leaving you a number of messages which can be comprised of nothing greater than my ugly sobbing. I’m your psycho ex-girlfriend ACL. The extra you harm me, the extra I stalk you and ship you useless roses and perhaps set hearth to your house- I don’t know- all of it relies on how unhealthy you proceed to try to harm me. I can’t be held accountable for my actions. That is on you ACL. And no jury would convict me. Most likely.
I digress. What I imply to say is I’m so sorry. I’m so very, really, deeply, sorry for no matter I did that made you need to harm me this manner. I’ll actually do something so that you can reschedule Saturday performances, please don’t make me select between M.I.A. and Muse. Please. Fairly please. Keep in mind all the great occasions we’ve had through the years? Keep in mind how trustworthy I’ve been in attending? That has to imply one thing to you. Consider all the great occasions ACL- consider the great occasions and reschedule.
Brent Humphreys took this image.